Severe Weather & Off-Road Driving Course

Course Details:

Title: Severe Weather & Off-Road Driving (SWORD)
Product Code: TFT_SWORD
Type: Training Course – TFT Certificate of Competence
Duration: 1 Day

This course enables the trainee/operator to understand the principles of driver/operator best practice & the implementation of control mea­sures in the safe day-to–day operation of varying types of vehicles, varying severe weather conditions and to realise the possible hazards and health & safety implications of its use.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course each trainee will have been given the infor­mation enabling him/her to:

  • Identify health & safety requirements and be able to carry out a risk assessment before operating any type of vehicle
  • Comply with legal requirements emphasising safe best practice
  • Correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Start a flat-powered vehicle utilising jump leads or a booster pack
  • Identify and report faults
  • Prepare the vehicle for the task at hand
  • Understand their own capabilities
  • Understand the vehicles capabilities; including any additional equipment, such as raised air-intake, winches etc
  • Carry out an assessment of the weather conditions for any such task
  • Understand the risks involved in driving/operating in severe weather conditions
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